Chinese Language and Culture -Term position - 2013-14
The Department of Asian Studies at St. Olaf College seeks a one-year visiting assistant professor or instructor in Chinese language and culture, beginning September, 2013.
Candidates should be near-native speakers of English and Mandarin Chinese, experienced in teaching Chinese language courses, and prepared to teach language courses at all levels. PhD preferred, but ABDs welcome to apply. Specialization in Chinese language and culture (including literature, linguistics or interdisciplinary approaches such as film studies and cultural studies) is required. Candidates should be able to teach one course on some aspect of Chinese language or culture in English and be committed to supporting the Chinese and Asian Studies programs by assisting with activities outside the classroom, such as the weekly Chinese Language Conversation Table, supervision of student assistants, and recruitment and orientation for study abroad programs. Familiarity with the use of technology for teaching is expected.
All applicants must submit application materials on the St Olaf College Human Resources website at: https://jobs.stolaf.edu. The initial application should include:
- a cover letter outlining your qualifications,
- a current curriculum vitae,
- a short statement (one page) describing your teaching philosophy and research interests,
- a link to a short in-class teaching video file (5-10-minutes),
- unofficial graduate transcripts,
- the names and email addresses for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in classroom teaching.
Screening begins January 30 and continues until position filled.
Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to:
Chair of the Chinese Language Search Committee
Department of Asian Studies
St. Olaf College
1520 St Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057-1098
General information about St Olaf and the Asian Studies Department can be found at www.stolaf.edu and http://www.stolaf.edu/depts/asian-studies respectively.
St. Olaf College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty, and staff. The college is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our community through their work and service.